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a packed agenda that republicans don't love. president obama returned from hawaii with a fight already looming. sources tell abc news that mr. obama will announce today that the nominee for sect tear of defense is chuck hagel. some have questioned his commitment. >> this is an in-your-face nomination by the president. >> it's difficult to imagine the circumstances in which i would support his nomination. >> reporter: besides the fight over his cabinet nominees, the president must deal with the country's fiscal mess. by tend of february, the treasury will lose the able to boar moe more money and automatic spending cuts kick in on march 1st. >> we're going to be talking about further deficit reduction. >> reporter: the president has also promised to take swift action against gun violence. vice president biden is heading up a task force. the group is considering universal background checks for all gun buyers. and stiff penalties for carrying guns near schools or giving them to minors. >> that's way -- way in extreme of what is necessary. it's not going to pass. >> reporter: and that react
where customers check out products in stores and then order online for less. >>> and don't be surprised if on your next visit to disney world the characters greet your kids by name. as part of modernizing the magic kingdom, visitors will get digital wristbands that contain information about them. they'll be able to pay for food and souvenirs and even reserve a place in line. disney, of course, is the parent company of abc news. >>> and when we come back, hot on her trail. we'll show you the suspect being called the bank robber babe. >>> and the country's flu crisis has hospitals scrambling to set up emergency tents to care for the people who need it most. [ ariel ] my mother was never into our coffee at all. she would only get a splash of coffee in her cup and then fill the rest up with cream and it -- mommy, what's going on? what are you doing? so when we did the blonde roast, she finally went from a splash of coffee to only a splash of cream. and i thought that was so cool, i said "well she's enjoying this." ♪ ♪ people have been daring them to clean up tough messes. my fans think
insurance plans endorsed by aarp. don't wait. call now. >>> welcome back, everybody. well, aig has had some second thoughts about suing the federal government over the bailout that saved the company. the insurance giant has decided not to join a lawsuit that claims shareholders were hurt because aig got too little taxpayer money in the deal. aig, of course, was rescued with $182 billion taxpayer, in 2008. and has paid all of that back plus an extra $23 billion in profits for the american public. >>> new consumer protections are on the way to make sure homeowners can really afford the mortgages they get. today, federal regulators will announce limits on interest-only loans. with stricter rules to verify borrowers' incomes. the steps, aimed at preventing another housing meltdown, take effect in a year. >>> taking effect right now for homeowners who heat with natural gas, a big price plunge. warm temps and a supply glut has sent natural gas prices down 7% in just nine days. with the trend expected to continue. about half the country's homes are heated with natural gas. >>> as tax season starts
. families of the victims don't buy it. >> had all that time to plan it, write it, talk about it. no. you're not mentally ill. >> reporter: the courtroom drama is unfolding as this community is still struggling to heal. and next week, for the first time since the shooting, the theater where the massacre took place, will reopen its doors. next in the legal fight, holmes must decide how he will plead to the charges. and prosecutors will decide if they will seek the death penalty. clayton sandell, abc news, aurora, colorado. >>> also, new details this morning about the secret service prostitution scandal ahead of president obama's visit to colombia last year. a justice department report found three drug enforcement administration agents had paid for sexual services. now, two of those agents hired a prostitute for a visiting secret service supervisor. the agents used their d.e.a. blackberries to arrange the encounters and later tried to delete the information. >>> and after a voft visit to the pentagon yesterday, hamid karzai meets at the white house today with president obama. the u.s. drawd
erosion. i don't have to cut out the things that i love in my diet. i can have the best of both worlds with pronamel. >>> well, look up. that is the asteroid apothous that whizzed by overnight. the 1,000-foot-wide space rock is a comfortable 9 million miles above us. but when it comes by again in 2029, it will be a lot closer. close enough, to see with the naked eye. that's why so many folks call it the doomsday asteroid. >>> now, for a look at road conditions back here on earth. interstates will be wet around chicago, st. louis and kansas city. it will be rainy along i-5, from seattle to los angeles. stormy around new orleans. >> if you're flying today, airport delays are possible in chicago, memphis, new orleans, salt lake city, san francisco and l.a. >>> and a crowd of whale watchers is keeping vigil on the frozen waters of canada's hudson bay over a pod of killer whales in grave trouble. >> the awesome sight captured on videotape is drawing experts around the globe. on the efforts to save those whales. >> reporter: the dramatic video shows about a dozen killer whales, gasping, even
their discharge from the service. under the don't ask, don't tell policy, those vets got only half their separation pay. that policy was repealed. and now, years later, those vets will get the remainder of their pay. >>> warmer-than-normal temperatures are thawing icy lakes and rivers. all that is creating some dangerous scenarios from the midwest to the northeast. two teenage boys fell through the ice last night in mt. olive, new jersey. despi despite a frantic search, rescuers were not able to find them. recovery efforts will continue this morning. >>> also, divers were able, though, to save a woman in icy waters off of toledo, ohio. the woman was hanging on for dear life, clinging on to a piece of ice for about an hour before she was finally pulled to safety. she was hypothermic and hospitalized in serious condition. >>> for the first time since superstorm sandy plowed across the northeast, residents are returning to some of the hardest-hit areas of the jersey shore. the state of emergency has been lifted for communities like normandy beach, seaside heights and tom's river. but
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